For the second consecutive week, the Owls defense pitched a shutout. It’s the first time that Temple has posted back to back shutouts since 1971 where they blanked Uconn and Xavier. The Owls extended their home winning streak to ten.
It took a half before the Owls got the offense going. Temple scored just six points before the intermission. In the 2nd half, the Owls exploded for 24 points. Bernard Pierce rushed for a measly 22 yards on nine carries in the first 30 minutes. In the second stanza, Pierce carried it 10 times for 61 yards. This is what good teams do, they put bad teams away early on in the 2nd half.
The run defense was very stout once again holding the Zips to just 20 yards on the ground.
There’s really not much more to say other than it was another nice win for Temple. The Owls are off to Kent State this weekend.
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Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!